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What Does Delta Need To Do To Be Profitable Again?  
User currently offlineSlcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

What does delta need to do to be profitable again??
I know deltas restructuring report came out and oviously cutting Dallas is a good move but what else should be done?? I don't like everything in the restructuring like expanding song and other things, but it seems like a good step forward.

Some things i have thought make sense right now

-reduce fleet be a meaner leaner airline
-fight to save Atlanta at all costs
-cancel SONG don't try to fight the discount airlines at their own game
-try to attract more full fare flyers maybe offer more service in first class or to loyal business travelers
-more seasonal flying to places the discounters don't go

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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3620 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

Fire the expensive pilots and hire cheaper ones.

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

1. Give the pilots the exact same contract Continental has. If they can live with it, so can the gang at Delta. Remember, the fleets are pretty close aren't they?
2. Dump Song
3. Put the frequent flyer program back to where it was last year.
They lost a lot of customers giving only 1/2 mile instead of
a full mile with the cheapest fares. Other carriers did NOT follow that DL lead.
safe




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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

CORRECTION ......On point three above, DL gives you 1/2 mileage on medallion status, not your total miles with the cheap fare vs. the full fare
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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Do CO pilots make particularly low salaries in comparison to the other majors?

User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

Follow Grinstein into the future!!!


Wally Bird Ruled the Skys!
User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3942 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3764 times:
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out pilots make decent pay...........i dont see anyof them struggling.....all it is is the DL pilots want tomake sure they can keep there house in ACK....as well as their ASE condo.........well make a choice.........have a steady job or continue to reject proposals and be out of a job in the future.


okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.
User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13078 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Song should be used to take care of the casual/tourist flyers from major cities to tourist destinations, like to Florida, on a seasonaly adjusted basis, and to those locations with much price competition (Florida, SJU for example) and high LCC compeition (WN, Jet Blue). The mainline can then focus on the business pax and international.
I am quite sure there are many routes and flights DL operates year round with daily losses and do not really feed other flights to offset. They need to id those losers and drop them or transfer them to cheaper express divisions. They should condider dropping service (USA only) to some airports if they only have a few flights a day to cover overall costs.
They may have to reduce the hubbing of so many flights through ATL. From reports here, that airport is a nightmare, with long transfers and prone to weather delays at times over the year. They should also de-peak flights there and elsewhere.
They need to look at a balance of employee moral and efficiency. This is very difficult due to need to reduce labor costs, especially salaries and benefits but too many cuts hurts moral and labor peace.


User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2544 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

All that is left is reduce the pilot costs and most importantly reduce our debt load. Just those two more things will make us profitable IF oil prices come back down some. These are all that is needed. Song works. Deal with it. If it didn't we wouldn't be expanding it put 12 or more airplanes.

User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

well, i think it would be better if u didnt have to connect in ATL almost everytime u fly them. and it would also be better if they could maybe try and get a flight out ontime for once....  Smile

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